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China supports two-step approach within NSG for entry of non-NPT states

New Delhi [India]: China on Tuesday said that it supports the notion of a two-step approach within the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) to address non- Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) states' participation, which includes India and Pakistan.


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Nitish-Shahabuddin verbal war just a smokescreen, they are in cahoots: Giriraj

Patna (Bihar) [India], Sept. 14: Union Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Giriraj Singh has accused Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Shahabuddin of teaming up and said that their current verbal war was just a smokescreen to hide their devious intentions.


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Three-day BRICS Urbanisation Forum Meet to begin in Vizag today

Visakhapatnam [India], Sept. 14: The Visakhapatnam district administration and the city police are geared up for the smooth conduct of the Third BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) Urbanisation Forum Meet with the theme- "Building responsive, inclusive and collective solutions for urbanisation" which will start from today.


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Will take decision after having word with Mulayam Singh: Shivpal Yadav

Saifai (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept. 14: After Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav removed his uncle and party member Shivpal Yadav from all key ministerial portfolios, the latter on Wednesday said he would follow the decision of the party and carry out the work assigned to him with dedication.


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No need to worry on Lalu-Nitish' bond: JD (U)

New Delhi [India], Sept. 14: The Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday said there is no need to worry on the bond shared between Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, as both of them are matured leaders.


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UP CM Akhilesh breaks silence, says 'this is fight in govt. not within family'

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept. 14: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday downplayed reports of a rift between him and senior Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Singh Yadav, saying this was a fight in the government and not a family tussle.


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Embraer aircraft deal: Defence Ministry writes to CBI, seeks preliminary inquiry

New Delhi [India], Sept. 14: The Defence Ministry has written to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and sought preliminary inquiry in the 2008 Embraer aircraft deal.


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Navjot Singh Sidhu formally resigns from BJP

Chandigarh [India], Sept. 14: Cricketer-turned-politician and former Rajya Sabha member Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday formally resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


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Akhilesh strips Shivpal off key ministries despite elevation to SP chief in UP

Lucknow [India]: The Samajwadi Party on Tuesday replaced Akhilesh Yadav with his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav as its new chief in Uttar Pradesh, however there was a downside to the development as Shivpal was stripped off his key ministries.


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India, Pak security forces exchange sweets on Eid al-Adha

Jammu (JK) [India], Sept. 13: Putting aside the ongoing hostilities between the two countries, Indian and Pakistani security forces on Tuesday exchanged sweets at various border points on the occasion of Eid al-Adha.


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Lalu downplays 'paristhitiyon ke neta' remark, slams media

New Delhi, [India] Sept 13.: In wake of the ongoing row over gangster-turned politician Mohammed Shahabuddin's critical remarks for the Bihar Chief Minister, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday held the media responsible for the controversy and asserted that Nitish Kumar is the leader of the grand alliance ruling the state.


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No comparison between situation in J-K, PoK: India to UN

New Delhi [India], Sept. 13: With United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein requesting both India and Pakistan to give "unconditional access" to both sides to conduct independent probes into the Kashmir and Balochistan unrest, New Delhi on Tuesday responded saying that the situation in the valley has aggravated by sustained cross-border terrorism emanating from Islamabad, adding the crisis in Pakistan occupied


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India, China hold parleys on Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG)

New Delhi [India], Sept. 13: India and China on Tuesday held talks on issues of mutual interest in the area of disarmament and non-proliferation, including New Delhi's membership to the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG).


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Devendra Sehrawat slams 'boys club' AAP for misusing political power

Chandigarh [India], Sept. 13: Suspended Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Devendra Sehrawat on Tuesday lashed out at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and alleged that the ruling party in Delhi is a boys club with the notion that there is no problem in harassing women.


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Cong cautions 'mahagathbandhan', says RJD-JD (U) spat will only benefit BJP

Patna (Bihar) [India], Sept. 13: The Congress, which is a part of the grand alliance in Bihar, today said that repeated attacks on Chief Minister Nitish Kumar by the 'mahagathbandhan' leaders would demean the aura of the Chief Minister and in turn benefit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


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AAP suspends Devinder Sehrawat from party's primary membership

New Delhi [India]: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday suspended its Bijwasan MLA Colonel Devinder Sehrawat from primary membership of the party.


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Union Cabinet approves signing of India-Afghanistan extradition treaty

New Delhi [India], Sept.12: The Union Cabinet on Monday approved the signing and ratification of an extradition treaty between India and Afghanistan.


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Union Cabinet approves creation of GST Council, Secretariat

New Delhi [India], Sept.12: The Union Cabinet on Monday approved the setting up of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council as well as the setting up of its secretariat as per the following details:


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India-US Forum of Parliamentarians delegation heads to United States

New Delhi [India], Sep 12: FICCI's Forum of Parliamentarians is organising the annual delegation of India US Forum of Parliamentarians to the United States. The delegation shall visit Washington D.C from 11th to 17th September 2016 for a series of high level political call-ons, round tables with think tanks, interaction with Indian and American industry leaders, diaspora, students and media interactions.


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Somnath Bharti dares 'Modi police' to arrest him

New Delhi [India], Sept. 12: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi MLA Somnath Bharti on Monday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'police' to come and arrest him if there was truth to him or his supporters allegedly misbehaving with security guards at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) last week.


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FIR filed against me to divert attention from AAP's success in Punjab: Somnath

New Delhi [India], Sept. 11: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti, who has been booked for allegedly misbehaving with security guards at AIIIMS, on Sunday cried foul and claimed that the FIR was filed in response to "humongous success" of AAP's kisan rally in Punjab, asserting that it was nothing but a 'diversionary tactic'.


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Congress pulls up Mulayam for playing communal card ahead of UP polls

New Delhi [India], Sept. 11: The Congress Party on Sunday trained its guns on Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and alleged that he was attempting to polarise the voters ahead of next year's assembly polls by playing the communal card.


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Cricketer Praveen Kumar joins Samajwadi Party

Lucknow [India], Sept. 11: Cricketer Praveen Kumar on Sunday joined the Samajwadi Party ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls next year.


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Kejriwal's MLA Devendra Sehrawat now questions AAP's credibility

New Delhi [India], Sept. 11: In what may come as a major embarrassment for Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Devendra Sehrawat today expressed his disappointment over the ongoing controversies and said party's credibility is at the lowest level as of now.


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PM Modi avoids meeting farmers as his 15 lakh suit will get dirty: Rahul Gandhi

Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept. 11: Extending his favourite 'suit-boot' analogy, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Rs. 15 lakh monogrammed suit.


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PM Modi pays tribute to 9/11 victims, remembers Swami Vivekananda's 'historic'

New Delhi [India], Sept. 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid his tributes to the victims of 9/11 and remembered the 'historic' speech of Swami Vivekananda that was delivered in Chicago on this day in 1893.


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'Hindustan ka gareeb trast hai, Narendra Modi mast hai': Rahul Gandhi

Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept. 10: Continuing his tirade against Narendra Modi, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the Prime Minister should visit Uttar Pradesh and know the plight of the farmers instead of visiting various foreign nations.


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Sitting Congress MLA likely to resign from Congress today

Imphal (Manipur) [India], Sept. 10: Veteran politician MLA Yumkham Erabot Singh is likely to resign from the Congress party today.


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Rahul Gandhi reminds farmers of loans waived off by UPA

Ambedkar Nagar (Uttar Pradesh)[India], Sept. 10: Continuing his road show, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi talked to farmers and reminded them of the loans waived off during the UPA regime and how the Modi government has failed to keep their promises.


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Need more of India's youth to work tirelessly in defending nation: President

Chennai [India], Sept. 10: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday called on the youth of the nation to step up and volunteer themselves in the service of the nation, adding that young men and women need to work tirelessly and selflessly, even at the peril of their lives in the service of India.


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